HELP Please pluto + tx connection

  • Hi All , I am using a ic9700 with dx patrol up and down converters , and a dx patrol amp (no vox) .. ptt was simple to set up, Now i want to change my setup and free the 9700 from qo 100 ,

    I thought a pluto + would be a good idea, But now ran in to problems , searching the net i can find no help on how to connect the tx from pluto to a dx patrol amp ?.

    Pluto + connected to CN4071 , gives me around 65mw output , all i need now is how send tx signal to the amp .

    Anyone able to give me a dummies guide to the pluto , The old brain is not able to learn new tricks

    thanks in advance

    Richard. de MM1FAS.

  • Hi Richard

    There are a number of ways that you could achieve a PTT line.

    Depending on your version of firmware you are using in the Pluto you could build and install a small PTT board that fits inside the Pluto and if used with SDR Console you then have a PTT output

    See for more details.

    The other way is to use a USB relay see…hak9%7Ctkp%3ABFBMkMejhO1j

    These relays can again be configured in the relay section of SDR Console to give you a PTT output

    I have used both options and they work for me.

    Good luck any questions let me know.

    73 Keith

  • Hi Keith

    Thanks for that , so the pluto plus uses the same items as the Adlam pluto , Need to order a relay to finish this of then , Here i was thinking it would be an easy change over , now thinking twice , is it worth this hassle lol ,, Anywhere in UK to get the parts ?.

    How do i find out what software it is running ? .

    Many thanks



  • Hi Richard

    Ok firstly is it an Adlam Pluto or is it a Chinese copy? As this may make a difference as to the best way to go about it.

    What Software are you planning to use?

    If its SDR Console use a USB relay around £7 - £10 from amazon or ebay

    See to make sure your buy a compatibly relay as they are not all the same.

    All you need to do in SDR Console is enable the relay and off you go

  • Hi Keith

    It is the plus the Chinese COPY , Some say they are better than the adlam pluto ?. and it is connected over lan , all working in sdr console,

    many thanks .